Germany: Children’s ward crisis needs ’emergency plan’
06 December 2022 | 5:49 am
Germany's child protection agency has criticized a shortage of hospital beds for youngsters hit by a severe respiratory virus. Lockdowns kept the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at bay but it's now circulating widely.
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